Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle, with some serious thanks due to Boutip. Thanks Phil! Pours inky viscous black, with a half-finger thick dark tan head, which is rather short lived. Lacing is spotty to poor. Nose is sweet bourbon, vanilla, a real graphite note and sweetness here, something resembling lilac or lavender, or maybe soap. Something sweet and floral, but I cannopt place it. Further nosing reveals a "dirtier" side, some hung meat, some smoke, some earth, almost some peat notes. It’s almost like this was aged 90% in Bourbon, and 10% in Scotch barrels... Flavours of bourbon, peat, smoke, real bitter cocoa note here too. This one really ’opens up’ on the palate, with dark fruit, vinous notes, tar, creosote, vanilla, just a true masterpiece. After I had the original George! I was skeptikal about the BA version showing up in the Top 50. It had to be just hype, I said to myself. But not so! This is incredible stuff, truly Kaggen-esque. World class Imperial Stout!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Huge roasty aroma. Huge thanks to my man baker. Obscenely roasty and some bourbon in there. Thick alcohol sits forever, you can taste forever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2880) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Courtesy of Ernesto via Baker. What a great beer. I had high expectations and this surpassed them. Aroma is light bourbon, mollases, coffee, rich chocolate and light vanilla. The taste is lightly sweet and roasted with a very complex and evolving taste with notes of mollases, espresso, vanilla, and heavy roast with a spicy malt profile.. LOVED IT

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle from Mikkeller Bar: Aroma is "Bourboneske", but in a good way: lovely tones of tobacco, fudge and vanilla. Taste is oak, roasted malts, figs and bourbon. Fantastic good balance in the brew, considering the ABV. It’s batshit crazy, but still smooth. A beer geeks best friend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick, treacly black with a vivid fools-gold head. The aroma pops. Very appealing. There’s obvious bourbon/vanilla with a pruney sweetness. It tasted very much of the bourbon barrel alongside liquorice with charred, burnt toast and a clear and present alcohol. It leads to a delicious dark chocolate bitterness. The alcohol warms on the way down and offers an immediate buzz. Bloody fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Black with a nice brown head. Aroma is amazing, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, bourbon oak, little fruity alcohol, little dark fruit. Taste is a perfectly balanced blend of chocolate, licorice and bourbon, little dark fruit, little cake mix. Decent body light sweetness and a lingering chocolatey bitter finish. I would prefer just a tiny bit more sweetness and body but this is close to perfection

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fantti (796) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Pitch black, with dark chocolate coloured foam. Smell: roasted, liquorice, chocolate, little whisky, very fruity and raisin. Taste is raisin-like, fruity, roasty, chocolate-like, liquorice-like and little twiggy. Palate is unbelievable full and stable. All in all, this is unbelievalble full in every meaning, one of the best I’ve ever drank.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Rich in every aspect, this is close to perfection! [short review due to it coming from my backlog]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
Magnificent rich, cherry leather aroma. Can imagine this is a beer that will be "too much". But it is a joy tasting half a bottle of 25 cl of this luxurious brew. Almost no head. Boozy - in a good way. Didn’t go too far with the bourbon ageing here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weark (446) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from Erzbierschof - black color, small brown head - heavy notes of bourbon, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, licorice, soy sauce aroma - bourbon, oak, chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, light soy sauce flavor - Full body, silky texture, sweet, light carbonation. Long warm alcohol, sweet, chocolate and malty finish. Amazingly complex and hard to describe, the best of the serie

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